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Project #101 - Cushing Street Bridge

Cushing Street, W of I-10, to span the Santa Cruz River  
Total Estimated Project Cost
Expenditures to Date Through 12/31/1969
Estimated date of completion as of 8/7/2012
Project Contact
Jesse Gutierrez  

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The Cushing Street Bridge has been named the "Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge at Cushing Street".
The Cushing Street Bridge construction and roadway improvement project is a vital link in the 3.9-mile Modern Streetcar project. The 320-foot-long ‘signature’ bridge will provide a shaded east-west connection for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders.

When complete, the project improvements will include a new roadway and bridge, asphalt concrete pavement, curb, sidewalk, ramps, driveways, utility relocations and improvements, floodwalls, street lighting and other improvements along Cushing Street, between Avenida Del Convento and the eastbound I-10 frontage road.  
Additional Info
The extended widening of the I-10 underpass at Cushing, along with the Cushing Street Bridge, will serve as an important multi-modal gateway to downtown.

Please be aware that the construction budget and expenditures are included within the Modern Streetcar Project.  
City of Tucson, Downtown, Street Work, Streetscape Work  
Last Update

Project #101 - Status

07-Aug-12 99 percent completed. Now working on punch list items.
Final walkthru scheduled for August 10, 2012.
09-Jul-12 Completed all major roadway and bridge structure work.
Tentative substantial completion date is July 13, 2012.
Issue substantial completion:
- Finishing landscaping work
- Finishing bridge and roadway barrier paint
- Finishing minor electrical and sidewalk work
- Start working on punch list items and cleaning up entire work site
08-Jun-12 Bridge is 95% complete.
All curb completed. Pedestrin bridge completed, bridge completed with exception of art work, all roadway work on westside of the bridge is completed, but still need sidewalk and poles at eastside of bridge.

Final work to be completed includes artwork on the bridge, landscape, multipath and roadway barrier (small section on Eastside) and sidewalk also on Eastside of bridge.
09-May-12 Bridge decks (vehicle and pedestrian) complete along with concrete barriers and curbing for West and East bound lanes. Installation of Overhead Contact System (provides electricity for streetcar), light poles, pedestrian stairs, brick pavers, and westside sidewalks in progress.
09-Mar-12 Bridge deck construction is approximately 75% complete.
14-Feb-12 Project 1 week behind schedule due to weather delays encountered in November and December. Bridge deck being formed.
09-Jan-12 Project is 2 weeks behind schedule due to weather delays encountered in November and December.
07-Dec-11 Back on schedule, and center pier under construction.
09-Nov-11 Construction is one week behind schedule.
Next step is construction of center pier and girders.
09-Sep-11 Project is under construction and on schedule. Bridge piers to be installed next.

Project #101 - Pictures

27-Mar-12 03/27/2012 - aerial view of progress on the bridge and the Cushing St extension to Avenida del Convento.
05-Mar-12 03/05/2012 - The deck is being built.
03-Feb-12 Cross-beams are in. It is starting to look like a bridge.
03-Feb-12 Picture is of the eastern ramp leading to the top of the bridge.
03-Jan-12 01/03/2012 - This picture shows the construction of the West and East bridge foundation and the center pier support.
05-Dec-11 12/05/2011 - the West foundation (left) and the East foundation (right) under construction.
02-Nov-11 11/02/2011 - Bridge foundation on west bank of Santa Cruz River.
03-Oct-11 10/03/2011 - Looking toward northwest.
01-Sep-11 09/01/2011 - North wall in and utilities trenches being dug.
03-Aug-11 08/03/2011 - the beginnings of the bridge.
14-Jul-11 July 14, 2011 - Cushing Street Bridge Groundbreaking & pre-construction open house.

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